An initiative spearheaded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in collaboration with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication seeks to improve the safety of workers exposed to dangerous chemicals. Chemical accidents can leave workers poisoned, burned or even with permanent brain damage. To prevent against these serious injuries, any employer who deals with toxic chemicals should provide staff with personal protection equipment and the proper training to provide a safe working environment.
"American workers use thousands of chemicals every day, and every year tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposures to hazardous chemicals," Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels said in a statement. "Our renewed partnership with Society for Chemical Hazard Communication will extend our efforts toward ensuring healthier workers and safer workplaces."
Personal protection equipment is one way that an employer has the ability to circumvent these risks. Supplementing that equipment with workforce training program that makes employees more capable of effectively using those tools is essential to the success of an accident prevention plan that addresses the risk of harsh, toxic chemicals. Behavior based safety training and other initiatives can protect employees against chemical burns and other injuries that caused by these compounds.
Workforce training programs are an influential component of risk management. By providing employees with the most up-to-date information available, an accident prevention plan can be implemented to protect their interest. Workforce training courses are also highly effective at educating staff about the best measures to implement against hazardous chemicals.
Safety Advantage LLC provides employers with a multitude of resources to improve their workplace safety. Compliance management systems are an integral part of ensuring regulatory standards are adhered to. For those industries dealing with highly toxic chemicals, workforce training is especially important as innovative technologies can protect workers from harm.